Our family has been working on a new daily practice: listening. Active, reflective, engaged listening that says to the other person. My desire is to understand you as you are, not to correct you or improve you or educate you.
To that end, we’ve been writing questions to help us get to know each other better. Some of these questions are serious; many are silly. Sometimes we laugh at things that are meant to be serious, and sometimes our silliness leads us into serious places. Our goal is to publish one each day on our blog. We hope you find them useful, either as prompts to think about yourself or as questions you bring to the car ride or the dinner table. They’re written by all of us, and you’ll see the diversity of our thoughts and interest in them, so in the questions themselves, you’ll get to know us a little better too.
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Today’s question is:
What’s one hobby that you tried but decided you didn’t like?
Honey: I played the drums for a long time–from 3rd grade through college–until one day I realized, quite suddenly, that I didn’t like it, maybe had never liked it, and didn’t want to do it anymore. There’s something kind of liberating to realizing that you don’t have to keep up at something.